Watch this overjoyed 16-year-old Louisiana boy get accepted to Harvard


Watch this overjoyed 16-year-old Louisiana boy get accepted to Harvard

Ayrton Little's reaction to discovering he got accepted into Harvard University is making people smile across the internet, National Basketball Association player Jeremy Lin included. The video shows a group of classmates surrounding him as he opened the acceptance letter from the Ivy League college.

Little attends T.M. Landry College Preparatory in Breaux Bridge, La., and judging from the school's description it's brutal - but you can't deny the results.

Little also retweeted a future Yale student's acceptance video Thursday, saying, "Y'all really thought it was just me??" Since Ayrton posted the video on Tuesday night, the clip has been watched more than 5.3 million times. A big moment to be sure, especially for a 16-year-old. This is reportedly the third year in a row a T.M. Landry student has been accepted into Harvard.

Little previously skipped a grade and turns 17 in February, WBUR reports. I got accepted to Harvard at 16! "So you just did well", she said, according to WBUR.

Little told The Huffington Post he plans to study math and computer science, and when he graduates wants to "find a job on Wall Street with the intention of opening a nonprofit to help children from my community get to the position that I'm now in". "It still haven't been calm since my brother's acceptance Friday, but my brother and I realized that we have done the impossible". He plans to study math and computer science at his "dream school" and later hopes to build a nonprofit to help other kids in his community "get to the position that I'm now in".